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Etching Day

£66.50 £70.00
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Location Leicester Print Workshop
Date & Time Saturday 9th March
10.00am - 4.00pm
Tutor  Emma Gardner

Designed for beginners or those with some experience, this course will introduce you to Etching on zinc plates. Using hard ground you will create line drawn images and learn how to “bite” the plate in acid. You will then learn the art of inking and printing your work onto paper.

Course Structure

  • Introduction to the printing process
  • Demonstration of tools and preparing the plate
  • Creating/transferring the artwork on to the plate
  • Printing demonstration and hands on practice
  • Self-directed work

About the Tutor

Emma joined LPW as a member and volunteer after graduating in 2012 with a degree in Fine Art from De Montfort University. In 2015 she was awarded Artist in Residence as part of the LPW Big Move project. Emma is currently a tutor at LPW and teaches a diverse range of printmaking techniques, which is reflected in her practice.

Ambiguous places, suggestive forms and isolation are all themes of exploration in her practice. Printmaking is a way of visualising and developing those ideas through process, subtly questioning ideas of space, concealment and transition, which evoke a sense of stillness and silence.

Alongside her practice Emma works as a Learning Deliverer and Gallery Assistant at Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park in Warwickshire, where she has an opportunity to pursue her passion for education outside the classroom.


Early Bird: Bookings made within one month of the Course Programme going live are eligible for a 5% discount for this course.

Online: You can book online here by credit / debit card or Paypal.

Telephone: You can pay by card over the phone during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm). Call us on 0116 251 4174.

In person: Call in to Leicester Print Workshop during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm) to book and pay by card, cash or cheque.

Pre-course information: We will send you details of how to find us and what to bring with you when we process your booking. 


Full-Print Members of Leicester Print Workshop are entitled to a 10% discount on our inhouse courses. Interested in joining LPW as a member? Click here for more information.